Perreaux, Louis-Guillaume

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Perreaux, Louis-Guillaume Gender: M
born on 19 February 1816 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Almenêches, France, 48n42, 0e07
Timezone LMT m0e07 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Mandl
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 29°22' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 15°56 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 04°02'

Louis-Guillaume Perreaux
photo: Guy Rolland, license cc-by-sa-4.0


French inventor and engineer who submitted one of the first patents for a working motorcycle in 1869. The design featured a brass-plated single-cylinder steam engine with an alcohol fuel burner under the saddle of a French-made Michaux velocipede bicycle. Drive was by twin belts, and it was capable of about 9 miles per hour (14 km/h). Louis-Guillaume Perreaux died on 5 April 1889 at age 73 in Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Michaël Mandl quotes birth record [1].


  • Vocation : Engineer : Mechanical
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Motorcycle)